Month: February 2010

By ARNOLD PADILLA
Consumers face continuing injustice as they shoulder additional power costs (on top of possible rotating brownouts) while Meralco delays accounting for its over-collections that could reach more than P7 billion. Thus, it is very reasonable for consumers to demand that whatever planned rate increases by Meralco must be disallowed by the ERC.

Media Release 26 February 2010 Hard-pressed to substantiate its claims and accusations, the Armed Forces of the Philippines has renewed its pressure and torture tactics to produce so-called “witnesses”. Health Alliance for Democracy (HEAD) demanded the immediate release if not the immediate transfer to Camp Crame of the illegally detained community health workers as it…

By RONALYN V. OLEA
“After the warrantless arrests, the health workers were denied legal counsel and subjected to sleep deprivation and repeated interrogation while blindfolded and handcuffed. Some were tortured and sexually harassed. Are these the alleged feats that the AFP now honors?” decried Dr. Darby Santiago, chairperson of the Health Alliance for Democracy.

Press Release February 23, 2010 The militant Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP, Peasant Movement of the Philippines) said that the “Farmers as Importers Program” (FIP) is sham and was only intended to project that farmers are part of rice importation. KMP has said during deliberation at the House of Representatives that farmers would not engage…